Re; Ammonia neutralising formaldehyde

From:John Auld

Hi Beth

Don't know if ammonia neutralises the action of formaldehyde, but it is
certainly used to neutralise the odour. I have seen it documented
(somewhere in the dark dim recesses of my mind) for use for this after
using formaldehyde to fumigate cryostats.

Sorry I can't remember the reference


Date: 13 Oct 2002 21:31:22 -0500
From: histosci 
Subject: Ammonia neutralizes formaldehyde??

Has anyone ever heard of the idea that ammonia neutralizes ammonia?
Someone told me this was fact- I never heard of this before and I can't
imagine how this would be true.  Any input from you guys?


Beth Poole
HSRL- A GLP Compliant Laboratory
137 S. Main Street
Woodstock, VA  22664
Fax: (540)459-8211

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